What's on around the Gladstone region this weekend


LOOKING for something to do in the Gladstone region this weekend? Here's a rundown of some of the events and activities available from April 4 to 6, 2014.

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Big weekend of fishing

THE Boyne Tannum HookUp is Australia's top family fishing competition and it kicks off today. 

The 2014 HookUp promises to be bigger and better than ever. The entertainment line up includes nine current and retired NRL players, and celebrity chef Andy Phipps.

The prize pool for this year's event is worth more than $270,000. There are 10 boats up for grabs, plus holidays, fishing gear and for the first time ever - a car.

The competition starts at 7am. Daily weigh-ins will be held between 2-4pm on Friday, and 10-11am and 2-4pm on Saturday and Sunday.

There will be a filleting demo with the Barefoot Fisherman at 4pm, Phippsy's cooking at 4.30pm, Fish of the Day at 6.05pm, daily prizes presented between 6.10-7pm, and live entertainment throughout the day, with evening entertainment from 7pm.

All the on-shore action will take place at Bray Park, Wyndham Ave, Boyne Island.

Fun night for teens

LIFESTYLE Church will be hosting its first Flipside event for Term 2 at the Lifestyle Centre, 83 Sun Valley Rd, Kin Kora, from 7-9pm.

The event will be themed #HashTagWars and includes action-packed games and competitions for students in Years 7-12.

Entry cost is $3 at the door. See the Facebook page for more information, facebook.com/ flipsideYouthEvents


HookUp continues

ON the cards at the Boyne Tannum HookUp today is the fish weigh-in from 10-11am, Meet and NRL legend at 11am, fish weigh-in from 2-4pm, daily prizes presented from 5.30-7.30pm, and live music throughout the day, plus evening entertainment from 7.30pm.

All the on-shore action will take place at Bray Park, Wyndham Ave, Boyne Island.

Guide Dogs Queensland bowls day

CALLIOPE Central Bowls Club will host a bowls day to support Guide Dogs Queensland and help provide independence, mobility and freedom to people with low or no vision.

The bowls day is a mixed fours event and entry is $20 per bowler, which includes a barbecue after the game.

There are great prizes to be won throughout the event. Phone 4975 6260 for more details.

The bowls club is at 21 Drynan Dr, Calliope.

Charmaine Wilson presents Spirit Whispers show

CHARMAINE Wilson is a world-renowned Australian medium, who has been recognised for her skill and compassion since awakening to her gift in 1999.

She was the winner of Channel Seven's inaugural season of The One, and was also honoured as Queensland Psychic of the Year in 2008 and Australian Psychic of the Year for 2005.

She will present a show at Gladstone Entertainment Centre from 7.30-9.30pm. Tickets cost $50, and those attending must be 16 or older. More details here.

Gladstone Leagues Club reunion

A REUNION for any staff who used to work at the Gladstone and District Leagues Club will be held at Harvey Road Tavern. Anyone who used to work at the club at anytime is invited to attend.

Cost is $10 per person and partners are welcome. For more details, visit the Facebook event page or contact Deborah Martin at deborahmartin75@me.com

Chess tournament

THE Gladstone Chess Club will be holding a Central Queensland Junior Chess Tournament Saturday at the CQUniversity Gladstone campus.

Women's international chess master Heather Richards will provide group coaching and game analysis.

Monster cent sale

THE 34th District of Quota International Gladstone Club is holding a monster cent sale at the Gladstone Bowls Club.

There will be lucky door prizes, a cake walk, raffles and much more throughout the day. Doors open at noon for a 1pm start. 

Yoga sessions for kids

REACH Yoga for Kids is a way to assist children to increase coordination, strength and balance, help promote calm, balanced energy, breathing and focus, build emotional awareness and resiliency, promote movement and have fun.

The six-week course is for children aged three to 10 years. It will be held at the Castletower Building, 10 Hayes Ave, Boyne Island, from 10.30-11.15am.

Cost to attend is $50, but the first class is free. Phone 0400 153 480 for more details.

Get fit with Parkrun

STOCKLAND Gladstone and Parkrun Australia faciliate a unique, community run program that provides free weekly timed 5km running events for people of all ages and abilities every Saturday morning from 7am - 8am at Lions Park.

Please register online here prior to your first run.


Last day of HookUp

TODAY is the last day of the Boyne Tannum HookUp competition, with weigh-ins at 10-11am and 2-4pm.

There will be live music from 9am, and winners will be announced from 6.15pm.

There will be a fireworks display at 7.15pm and the major prize draw from 7.45pm.

Calliope Historical Village Markets

THE Calliope Historical Village Markets are one of the largest in Queensland and are run on a monthly basis along the banks of the Calliope River.

Take the kids along for a trip on the famous miniature train ride or just go along to view the abundance of homewares, fresh produce, plants and bric-a-brac for sale.

The markets in Carrara Rd, Calliope run from 8am to 1pm. Entry is $2.

Give karting a go

GLADSTONE Kart Club is hosting a come and try day at the Gladstone Kart Circuit from 10am. This a chance to get on the circuit using a competition kart.

The canteen will be in full swing and a few second-hand karts will be for sale.

Check out the club's Facebook page or phone 0427 070 400 for more details.

Auditions for stage musical

HIGH school student auditions for The Chrysalides musical, a romantic comedy, will be held in the St Stephen Lutheran school hall at 1.30pm.

Interested students need to bring along a piece they are comfortable with, know their vocal range and just have some fun.

The Chrysalides musical will be staged in the Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre on November 7 and 8.

Contact Jill McLeod at ajill.mcleod@bigpond.com or phone 4973 2535.

Cedar Galleries Farmers Market

EVERY Sunday morning Cedar Galleries is a gathering place for families enjoying breakfast, shoppers with baskets gathering up a range of fresh produce and gourmet goodies, stallholders, kids jumping on the castle and alpacas happily handfeeding with visitors at the gate. 

You can even have your tarot or angel cards read.

The market stalls and café breakfast trade runs from 8am until midday every Sunday.

Yachties Sunday Sesh

HEAD to the Gladstone Yacht Club beer garden for an afternoon of bliss on Sunday.

With live music from 2pm, great drink specials and an amazing atmosphere, you can't go wrong with the Yachties Sunday Sesh.



  • Yaralla Sports Club: Bingo 10am and 1pm
  • Queens Hotel: Dance until late with Karina and Mak
  • Gladstone Bowls: Bingo, 10am; Wolves Soccer Club bingo, 7.30pm
  • Club Hotel: 888 PL Poker registration 6.30pm for 7.30pm start
  • Agnes Water Tavern: Karaoke from 8pm
  • The Grand Hotel: T.G.I Friday from 5pm: Alex Matheson-Brown & Nathan Bedford


  • Yaralla Sports Club: Free Poker, 7pm
  • Queens Hotel: Dance until late with Karina and Mak
  • Grand Hotel: 888 PL Poker, registration from 1pm for 2pm start
  • Tannum Sands Hotel: Live music, 8.15pm
  • Agnes Water Tavern: Little Big Foot from 8pm
  • Diceys: Diceys Playboy party: Nathan Bedford from 8pm
  • BITS Bowls Club: Josh Harris & Alex Matheson-Brown from 6.30pm


  • Young Aus Hotel: Raffles, 11.30am
  • Queens Hotel: 888 PL Poker, registration 1pm for 2pm start
  • Yaralla: Bingo, 1pm
  • Railway Hotel: Sunday session, 2pm
  • Gladstone Bowls: Wolves Soccer Club bingo, 7.30pm
  • Agnes Water Tavern: Stephen Miles from 2pm
  • Tannum Sands Hotel: Nathan Bedford & Tom Weber from 2pm



  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2: 9.30am, 12.30pm, 2.45pm, 7.30pm
  • Mr Peabody and Sherman: 9.30am (Movie Mums $8), 4pm
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel: 9.30am, 7pm, 9.45pm (GR)
  • Muppets: Most Wanted: 10.15am (Movie Mums $8)
  • The Lego Movie: 10.40am, 5.30pm
  • Divergent: 10.45am, 4pm, 8.45pm
  • The Other Woman: 11.50am (GR), 12.35pm, 1.50pm, 2.55pm, 4.10pm (GR), 5.15pm, 7.30pm, 9pm (GR), 9.10pm
  • Transcendence: Noon, 2.20pm, 4.40pm, 6.30pm (GR), 6.45pm, 9.05pm
  • Captain America: Winter Soldier: 1.25pm, 3.30pm, 6.15pm, 8.50pm
  • Bad neighbours: 11.40am, 2.05pm (GR), 2.30pm, 6.40pm

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